High school students across the state will soon learn how to perform CPR and other life-saving skills, under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn plans to sign on Thursday.
The legislation was prompted by the 2008 death of St. Charles High School student Lauren Laman during a drill team practice. Laman’s parents say her life may have been saved if her teammates were properly trained to use an automatic external defibrillator, or AED.
By all accounts, Jackson Bartke seemed to be a normal, healthy, 7-year-old second-grader. But his heart stopped during gym class on Nov. 19. He collapsed.
A far northwest suburban police detective was in the right place at the right time and brought the child back when he stopped breathing.
A 54-year-old security guard at Thornwood High School died Thursday after attempting to help break up a fight between two students.
A Wauconda High School student paid attention to her cardio-pulmonary resuscitation training in Girl Scouts and a pair of high school classes. Wednesday, she was honored by McHenry County for saving a man’s life.
A pediatric cardiac nurse practitioner and her podiatrist fiancée were in the right place at the right time while out for dinner on Sunday, and a 16-year old boy is still alive due to her quick thinking.
A Chicago man onboard a spirit airlines flight from Las Vegas to Chicago this past Monday died and 2 investigator Pam Zekman has learned there are questions about emergency training for staff and medical equipment on board that plane.
A heart patient is alive today, thanks to strangers who knew and performed CPR.
The game between the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays was delayed for 4 minutes in the seventh inning while a fan received CPR and was taken away on a stretcher.
The police officer who saved a toddler’s life yesterday is telling his story.
An Oak Lawn man who survived a massive heart attack has finally met the nurse who performed life-saving CPR while on her lunch hour last fall.
While dogs and cats do not suffer heart attacks the way people do, researchers have come up with a set of recommendations on how to revive loved pets if their heart stops.
Assistant softball coach Rich Keller had just collected third base when he was struck down by a heart attack. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on what happened next.
An Elmwood Park 911 dispatcher talked a desperate father through CPR after his 3-week-old daughter stopped breathing, and paramedics were later able to resuscitate the girl on the way to the hospital.
A new iPhone app may save your life someday. CBS2’s Mike Parker reports how the new technology, which is already working in California, may be headed for Chicago.
His lifeless body fell to the ground during a Fourth of July parade. Doctors say he was dead, but on Tuesday the Bartlett resident was breathing and talking about what happened.
A 72-year-old bicyclist was revived by paramedics and a bystander who happened to be a doctor after he collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest during the Bike the Drive Sunday morning.
A Chicago Police officer is being hailed as a hero, for helping save the life of a toddler who couldn’t breathe Thursday afternoon on the Northwest Side.
A veteran Naperville police officer and an unidentified man are being credited with saving the life of a 4-year-old boy.